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  • Angels' Mike Trout: from can't-miss kid to likely AL MVP in five years

    Angels' Mike Trout: from can't-miss kid to likely AL MVP in five years
    On a July afternoon five years ago, the possibility of Mike Trout became quite apparent to the Angels manager. Before Trout's $144.5-million contract, before the custom Nike cleats bearing the colors of a rainbow trout that he wore in the All-Star...
  • Angels' Matt Shoemaker, Josh Hamilton good to go for playoffs

    Angels' Matt Shoemaker, Josh Hamilton good to go for playoffs
    Right-hander Matt Shoemaker said he had “no doubt” he’ll pitch in the American League division series after throwing another bullpen session Tuesday, and left fielder Josh Hamilton cleared what appeared to be a final hurdle in his return...
  • How the 2014 Angels were built

    How the 2014 Angels were built
    A look at how the 2014 Angels roster was put together: BATTERS PLAYER; AGE; SEASONS; CONTRACT; HOW ACQUIRED Erick Aybar; 30; 9; 5 yrs/$40.08M (2012-16); Signed as amateur free agent in 2002. Gordon Beckham; 29; 6; 1 yr/$4.18M; Acquired from...
  • Angels can go only as far as starting pitchers take them

    Angels can go only as far as starting pitchers take them
    Superb starting pitching can carry a team to a World Series title, as the Chicago White Sox showed in 2005, when Jose Contreras, Mark Buehrle, Jon Garland and Freddy Garcia combined for a 9-1 record and a 2.84 earned-run average, four complete games and...
  • Wild-card game gives Angels a running start on preparing for Royals

    Wild-card game gives Angels a running start on preparing for Royals
    Baseball's postseason blew in like a hurricane Tuesday night. No gentle sprinkles growing to a downpour. No breeze slowly turning to a gale. The Kansas City Royals won the American League wild-card game over the Oakland A's, 9-8, and it only took 12...
  • Angels' ALDS rotation: Jered Weaver, Matt Shoemaker, C.J. Wilson

    Angels' ALDS rotation: Jered Weaver, Matt Shoemaker, C.J. Wilson
    The Angels will use a three-man rotation of Jered Weaver, Matt Shoemaker and C.J. Wilson in the American League division series against the Kansas City Royals, Manager Mike Scioscia said Wednesday. That means Game 1 starter Jered Weaver will pitch Game 4,...
  • Angels make Pestano, Navarro final additions to division series roster

    Angels make Pestano, Navarro final additions to division series roster
    The Angels opted for right-hander Vinnie Pestano over left-hander Joe Thatcher in the bullpen and contact-hitting Efren Navarro over power-hitting Brennan Boesch on the bench for their American League division series against the Kansas City Royals....
  • Angels learn that regular-season success doesn't carry over

    Angels learn that regular-season success doesn't carry over
    Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout worked their way around the perimeter of the spacious visiting clubhouse in Kauffman Stadium on Sunday night, exchanging hugs with teammates and coaches. It was so quiet in the wake of Kansas City's three-game American League...
  • Angels make acquisitions with eyes on the future

    Angels make acquisitions with eyes on the future
    Jerry Dipoto has heard the criticism of the Angels, that they're getting old, that they're suffocating under the weight of their massive, long-term contracts, that they better win a championship soon, or else. "That's been the public commentary, the...
  • Angels claim catcher Jackson Williams off waivers from Rockies

    Angels claim catcher Jackson Williams off waivers from Rockies
    The Angels claimed veteran minor league catcher Jackson Williams, 28, off waivers from the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday. Williams, a supplemental first-round pick of the San Francisco Giants out of the University of Oklahoma in 2007, has played 663...
  • Angels pick up closer Huston Street's 2015 option for $7 million

    Angels pick up closer Huston Street's 2015 option for $7 million
    The Angels wasted no time making two of their easiest decisions of the off-season Thursday, exercising closer Huston Street’s $7-million option for 2015 and declining a $4.5-million option on injured reliever Sean Burnett. Street, acquired from...